COMPACT DC CCS CHARGING CABLES ENABLE DC CHARGING AT HOME BJOERN FALKE, PRODUCT MARKETING MANAGER, E-MOBILITY INFRASTRUCTURE PHOENIX CONTACT USA
MARKUS BELKNER , PRODUCT MANAGEMENT CONNECTIVITY DANIELA STÜKER , PRODUCT MANAGEMENT CONNECTIVITY PHOENIX CONTACT E-MOBILITY GMBH
Advances in charging technology are key to the increased adoption of electric vehicles (EVs). Consumers demand charging infrastructure that is readily available, convenient to use, and suitable for achieving the desired driving range. Charging solutions that enable fast charging are gaining importance, making it easier for drivers to continue their trips without lengthy charging stops (see Figure 1). DC CHARGING SAVES TIME Today, AC charging stations are mainly used as a solution in the semi-public sector, such as at grocery stores, restaurants, or in your employer’s parking lot. Since most grid connections and EVs only allow single-phase charging, a complete charge can take longer than 10 hours. One of the main advantages of using DC charging is higher output and reduced charging times. As a result, EVs with a DC charger can charge significantly faster than those with an AC charger.
Figure 1. The new, compact CCS charging cables have been specially designed for a power range from 40 kW to 80 kW. They are perfect for DC home charging stations and enable fast DC charging for homeowners and in the public space.
Simply increasing AC charging power levels is problematic, as vehicle manufacturers would have
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